Learn how to tie up your ropes so that they are tidy, functional and ‘snap your fingers ready.’
Some of you may remember my andalusian mare, Condoleezza, and the ups and downs we’ve traveled over the years. Connie came into my life a yearling, allowing us to more or less grow up together. Although I am impartial to the term “sacrificial lamb” she was that for me in a lot of ways. She was the first horse I; started on my own, showed in dressage, passed my official Parelli auditions with, and ultimately the partner who accompanied me for my first intensive course at Parelli’s campus.
Do It Yourself – Natural & Safe Equine Fly Spray The fly sprays available through our favorite equine supply companies contain chemical substances meant to kill and repel insects that are constantly being reformulated to keep ahead of the resistance these buzzing buggers keep building. With increased potency of these synthetic components toxic chemical reactions occur in ourselves and our animals. …
There are many situations with our horses when it would be beneficial, or necessary, that they be calm or even sedated. Whether it be wanting a peaceful and calm hack, getting them (and yourself) through a stressful situation like a colic, or even utilizing less, or no sedation, for veterinary, farrier, or dental appointments, essential oils hold the potential to a vital tool in your tool box. They give you a natural alternative to traditionally thought-of medications or methods used to calm down a horse or keep them still while they’re being worked on.
I have spent the past two days watching Pat masterfully work with a horse who has major bridling issues. With this example fresh in my mind, I am excited to offer you some insight, tips, and troubleshooting that will take your bridling experience to a whole new level.
In the world of essential oils and natural healing, nothing is more synonymous with winter than Thieves®; for people and horses alike.
Young Living’s Thieves® essential oil was created from research based on legends about a group of 15th century thieves who rubbed oils and aromatics on themselves to avoid contracting the plague while they robbed the bodies of the dead and dying. When apprehended, the thieves were forced to tell what their secret was and disclosed the formula of the herbs, spices, and oils they used to protect themselves in exchange for more lenient punishments.
Welcome back! In this video you will see how to saddle and unsaddle in a way that builds the relationship between you and your horse. You will also learn the savvy way to tie up your latigo and cinches. This way everything is ready to go and void of tangled messes for your next ride. This video is logner than …
DIY Pedestal I LOVE teaching horses how to stand on Pedestals! Not only is it fun, but it allows you to improve your squeeze game, and prepare for tailer loading. Often times trailers require the horse to take a step up into to scary cage on wheels. With the pedestal you can practice building your horse’s confidence with stepping up …
Many of you with horses are already familiar with the uses and benefits of a salt block. But for those who are unaware, horses and humans do not produce sodium chloride (salt) naturally, and, therefore, have to obtain it from external sources. To supplement this need, many horse owners provide brick-like salt blocks, or salt bins, for their horses to keep in balance.